McLeod Ganj Tourist Trap Tips by lachydragon Top 5 Page for this destination
McLeod Ganj Tourist Traps: 4 reviews and 1 photos
Edwina with her colection of cards!
When you first arrive in McLeod Ganj you will either be coming in by public bus or shared taxi from Dharamshala (9kms down the road). The local hotelliers are very keen for your business and know the bus times off-by-heart. Thus the minute your bus or taxi arrives (even if it is a shared taxi crammed ful of locals) expect to be mobbed by porters and hotelliers. You will have all number of business cards thrust at you and will hear their constant mantras of "cheapest hotel in Mc Leod" "very sunny rooms" "25 hour hot water" ......
An amusing anecdote worth recounting here was that my friend Edwina was taking all the business cards and listening to them extolling the virtues of their respective hotels and a 6ft tall Tibetan Monk stepped into the fray and said to her "here, take my card, take my card" she looked up at him bemused that he didn't have a card at all to which he beamed back at her and the both enjoyed the shared joke amongst complete strangers!!
Unique Suggestions: How do you deal with it? Well, please don't get stressed - I suggest that you look at my tip called " Operation Simmer-Down "on my India page that describes a technique that my friend and I used successfully for the the first time here in McLeod Ganj...click away!
Fun Alternatives: I really don't think there is an alternative - be brave!!
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